Oxford Libraries Information System

Oxford Libraries Information System

Oxford Libraries Information System, or OLIS, is an online union catalog of books held by the libraries of the University of Oxford, England, which include the Bodleian Library. It currently operates the Geac ADVANCE integrated library system (ILS). Prior to 1996 it operated DOBIS/LIBIS software (which itself replaced the LS/2000 system). Oxford University Library Services (OULS) issued a tender for new software in 2005 which culminated in the selection of the Virtua system from VTLS[1], but in August 2008 Oxford announced that the implementation would not go forward[2]. In 2010 it was confirmed that Aleph from Ex Libris would replace Geac ADVANCE[3].


See also

  • Oxford University Library Services


  1. ^ OULS, 'New Library Management System for Oxford libraries', http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/news/2007_june_20 (Accessed 10 July 2007)
  2. ^ OULS, 'University of Oxford and VTLS Inc. agree to end implementation of Virtua at Oxford', http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/news/2008_aug_01
  3. ^ Ex Libris Group, 'Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries Choose Aleph Integrated Library System from Ex Libris', 13 January 2010.

Further reading

  • Burnett, Peter P. 'Emerging from the Bibliographic Wilderness: Catalogue Automation in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.' Simultaneously published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 30(1) (2000) pp. 51-72 and in Carter, Ruth C. (ed.) Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information: Philosophies, Practices, and Challenges at the Onset of the 21st Century (Haworth, 2000).
  • Wilkinson, Laura. 'Retreat from Advance' Laura's Dark Archive, 6 July 2011.

External links

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